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Huge crowds witness the Presidential Inauguration

Foreign and National dignitaries who came to witness the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma included Heads of State and/or Government, Vice-Presidents/Deputy Heads of State, Prime Ministers, and former Heads of State and/or Government.

The Union Buildings in Pretoria was abuzz with around 20 000 excited members of the public who gathered at the Southern Lawns to witness the Inauguration of President Jacob Zuma.

Tumile Mvubu from Klerksdorp, said he was excited about what the next five years would bring.

“The whole speech was impressive as it had lots of promises, but I was mostly impressed with the commitment to put in effective officials and remove the ones who are not working. If this could happen, we will definitely see an improvement in service delivery,” said Mvubu.

Mvubu said he was glad the President mentioned that government would continue to ensure that people have access to basic services.

“I’m happy that the programmes are still among the top priorities in the new administration.”

Matsepo Mofokeng from Ivory Park in Johannesburg was most impressed by President Zuma’s commitment to promote local companies, entrepreneurs and cooperatives.

“This will be helpful, especially for us who rely on piece jobs.

If government allocates more money towards small business it will create more jobs for us to feed our families,” said Mofokeng.

The crowd was entertained by various artists, including Zahara, Chomee, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Kurt Darren, The Soil, Selaelo Selota, Mango Groove, Uhuru and Rebecca Malope.